A WIN-WIN-WIN FOR THE ACT
A NEW ELECTION COMMITMENT could see the ACT power further ahead as a climate leader, announcing a new clean energy commitment that will save families money and create hundreds of clean jobs.
The Climate Council welcomes the ACT Government’s $150 million election commitment to create and protect local jobs in renewable energy, by offering interest-free loans for rooftop solar panels, household battery storage and hot water heat pumps.
“If introduced, this commitment would serve as a win-win-win for the ACT, by setting up new jobs for the future, lowering power bills, whilst also reducing pollution,” said Climate Council CEO Amanda McKenzie.
“The announcement comes just two weeks after new economic modelling found that 1,000 jobs could be created in the ACT, rapidly getting people back into the workforce while also tackling climate change,” said Climate Council CEO Amanda McKenzie.
“The Clean Jobs Plan identifies a dozen policy options which can create jobs fast, where they are needed and for people who need them most,” said Ms McKenzie.
“It is really gratifying to see a jurisdiction take the science seriously and move ahead so strongly on solutions,” said Climate Councillor Professor Will Steffen, who served for many years on the ACT Climate Change Council.